Love him or loathe him, you’ve gotta admit that Woody Allen is a genius. (I fall into the “love” camp.)
So by way of my friend Tom (aka., The Blogfodder) and Flavorwire, here’s wishing Mr. Allen a happy 75th birthday. Thanks for showing up, Woody.
I remember when I was a little boy, I once stole a pornographic book that was printed in Braille. I used to rub the dirty parts. – from Bananas
To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition. – from Stardust Memories
Tradition is the illusion of permanence. – from Deconstructing Harry
I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland. – from Manhattan Murder Mystery
To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But, then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy, therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness — I hope you’re getting this down. – from Love and Death
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought — particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. – from Side Effects
Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage. – from Manhattan
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.